An Introduction, by Jamie Edmundson


I grew up in the English counties of Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, where as a teenager I developed my interests in History and the world of Fantasy Fiction. This was the 1980s, so as well as Lord of the Rings, think David Edding’s Belgariad, the Dragonlance Chronicles by Weis & Hickman, Tad Williams etc. In film there was Star WarsLadyhawkeThe Princess Bride and (dare I say it? Oh, go on then) Hawk the Slayer. The 1990s saw me study History at the University of Hull in East Yorkshire. By the 2000s I had moved to Yarm in North Yorkshire – I became a teacher, got married and became a father. At various points along the way I dabbled with a fantasy story that became Toric’s Dagger but it wasn’t until I left full-time teaching in 2015 that this became a more serious pursuit. The world of publishing, like many things, has taken a quantum leap since the 1980s and I find the idea of indie writing very exciting.

Striking Out

A prequel short story

Starting over is hard. Sometimes it’s the only option.

Since she was a young girl, Moneva has worked for the most powerful crime lord in the Empire. A chance encounter offers her a way out. Can she take it?

This prequel story is set five years before the events of Toric’s Dagger, Book One of The Weapon Takers Saga.

Featured Novels

Toric's Dagger

The Weapon Takers Saga

Book 1

It takes a gang of thieves to catch a gang of thieves

Toric’s Dagger is just another religious relic.

Until it’s stolen.

Twins Belwynn and Soren volunteer to lead a team tasked with its retrieval. Drawn into a world of danger and treachery, they must rely on Soren’s magical abilities, and on the telepathic bond they share.

Now, as kingdoms and empires start to fall, the twins confront the dark forces that threaten them. They must not let the Dagger fall into the wrong hands.

But when mercenaries, zealots and sorcerers are all hunting for the same weapon, who should they trust?

Book One of The Weapon Takers Saga, an Epic Fantasy Series that readers have compared to Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time. For an edge of your seat fantasy quest, full of great characters, start this series today!

Bolivar's Sword

The Weapon Takers Saga

Book 2

Bolivar’s Sword is the fabled weapon of the greatest hero of the Krykker race—and Rabigar needs it. There’s just one problem. Rabigar has been exiled from his homeland, never to return, on pain of death.

Belwynn has escaped from the clutches of Ishari. But her brother Soren, and her friends, have not been so lucky. Who will help her in a rescue attempt that seems certain to fail?

Meanwhile, the armies of Ishari are on the march, aiming to smash the resistance of the Brasingian Empire. Will the fragile coalition hold? Or will the dark forces that have been unleashed destroy their world? As war comes to Dalriya, the stakes couldn’t get any higher…

Bolivar’s Sword continues the action-packed series, The Weapon Takers Saga. If you like multiple character storylines, set in a rich and detailed world, you’ll find this Epic Fantasy tale hard to put down.

The Jalakh Bow

The Weapon Takers Saga

Book 3

The weapon takers have bought themselves some time to complete their quest. But when their enemies return, they will find that they have become more ruthless and more terrifying than ever.

In the steppe lands of the far north, Soren must seek out the bow of the Jalakh tribes. In Kalinth, Belwynn must face a mysterious evil disguised as a friend. And in the high mountains of his Krykker homeland, Rabigar must learn a bitter lesson: nowhere is safe.

The Jalakh Bow continues the action-packed series, The Weapon Takers Saga. The series concludes with Book Four, The Giants’ Spear.

The Giants' Spear

The Weapon Takers Saga

Book 4

The quest for the seven weapons of Madria comes to its thrilling conclusion

Few remain to resist the implacable advance of the dark forces unleashed by Diis. In the ice wastes of distant Halvia, Rabigar must locate the spear of the legendary Giants. In the vast expanse of the Lantinen Sea, Soren must search for the lost race of the Asrai.

In Kalinth, Belwynn must hold back the armies of the vengeful Lord of Ishari. As time runs out, she knows she must face her greatest test. Can she confront a god, and win?

The Giants’ Spear is the stunning climax to the epic fantasy series, The Weapon Takers Saga.

Map of Dairiya

This map of Dalriya is a large size of the one included in the books. It does a good job of showing where all the countries and provinces are in relation to each other. Full enhanced view available and more information on Jaime’s website.

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